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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Uluguru Mountains).

[FTEA]

Orchidaceae, V. S. Summerhayes. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
An epiphyte with a short suberect stem ± 5 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves linear, unequally bilobed at the apex, each lobe with 2 blunt teeth, 9–16.5 cm. long, 1.2–1.3 cm. wide, twisted at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences up to 9 cm. long; rhachis fleshy; bracts ovate, cucullate, 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fleshy, yellowish; pedicel and ovary 5 mm. long, lepidote.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Dorsal sepal ovate-lanceolate, shortly acuminate, 9–10 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide, lepidote on outer surface; lateral sepals similar.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals triangular-lanceolate, shortly acuminate, 8 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Labellum
Lip cuneate-rectangular, auriculate at the base, 3-lobed in front, 11 mm. long, 3.5 mm. wide; side lobes spreading obliquely, short, 2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide; mid-lobe narrowly triangular, acuminate, 6 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Spur
Spur incurved, slightly inflated apically, 2.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Column
Column 4 mm. long.
Habitat
In montane forest; 1800 m.
Distribution
known only from the type collection T6

Native to:

Tanzania

Ypsilopus sarcodanthus (Mansf.) D'haijère & Stévart appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Schlieben, H.J. [3705], Tanzania Tridactyle sarcodantha K000382753

First published in Taxon 68: 466 (2019)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0